University of Maryland Extension

Forest Tree & Shrub Identification

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Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
18330 Keedysville Rd
Keedysville, MD 21756
United States
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Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension

The next Forestry Friday workshop will be held August 28 from 1:00 PM to  4:30 PM at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center in Keedysville, Maryland. The topic is “Forest Tree & Shrub Identification.”

Identifying trees and shrubs is a real challenge to woodland owners who want to learn more about what is growing on their property, and who want to carry out management activities. To control invasive species, thin the woods, or cut firewood, you want to make sure you are treating the right plant and not harming more desirable ones.

This workshop will provide a tree identification book and easy-to-use key to help you figure out what it what, along with samples and field identification of trees found at the Western Maryland Research & Education Center. Instruction will cover leaves, bark, form, location and other factors that will help you identify trees.

The instructor, Jonathan Kays, Natural Resource Extension Specialist with the University of Maryland Extension, will share some tricks and shortcuts to aid in telling those oaks apart and other common sources of confusion.

The cost of this workshop is $5 per person. Register through Eventbrite by going to


$5.00 per person
Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension
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